It’s our experience that people who are into bluegrass music don’t ‘like’ it ... they LOVE it. Since 2003, we‘ve had nearly 280 people submit their stories: adults and youngsters; CBA members and nationally-known artists alike. (We've included a few public figures as well, whom we think might have little-known bluegrass tendancies.)
From listening to the Opry on a crystal radio to being given a cassette while in the military; from being turned on to Bill Monroe by a college roommate to accidently walking into a pizza joint where a jam was in progress. Some stories are funny, some are touching, and some are downright amazing.
So, welcome to the CBA’s "Hooked on Bluegrass" story gallery; scan the list and click on a story that interests you. To share your own story, just send it in to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Each post is meant to tell the unique story of one person's relationship with their music, whether as a fan or as a musician. (Several early family stories are "grandfathered in.") Feel free to tell us about your authorship, band, etc., but remember that the goal is to share the story of becoming involved with bluegrass.
Please Include Paragraph Breaks. Reading long blocks of text is no fun for the reader. (If you don't, I might edit your story.) Don't forget to include a small photo. If you'd prefer a banner proclaiming "Hooked On Old-Time" (or something else), say so, as bluegrass is the default.
Nearly all these stories were originally presented on the CBA home page. Everything from February 2006 to the present is now accessible. There are less than 45 "early day" stories left to be added.
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